Ascent of Green Knob on 2012-08-23
|Date:||Thursday, August 23, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||5080 ft / 1548 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe jumped back in the Mustang and a few minutes later we’d parked at the Green Knob overlook. We had a short run up to the lookout tower on the top of the 5,080’ peak. The trail was very narrow and twisted back and forth across the mountain side from 4,740’ on the parkway to the tree covered top. The tower was nice, appeared to have been recently remodeled. It had a nice catwalk around the cab but access was barred. We only spent a moment on top taking pictures before retreating. The round trip run took 15:34 (8:03 up & 7:31 down). Green Knob is the 8th highest peak on the “Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge” list.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||340 ft / 103 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| Route:||Unnamed path|
| Trailhead:||Green Knob overlook 4740 ft / 1444 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
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